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Shared decision-making, clinical judgement take priority where OA guidelines diverge

20 days ago   |   By Healio

Shared decision-making and clinical judgement are key to effectively managing osteoarthritis patients, especially when sets of osteoarthritis guidelines disagree on the best course of action, noted a speaker at the ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium.
Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, head of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, framed his talk using a case patient, a 65-year-old woman with pain in her knees.
This patient had hypertension and diabetes and had battled weight for most of her life. After self-managing with
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